Skin Rejuvenation using Microneedling
What is Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is a for treating the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance. During this procedure, INNOTip™ micro-needling pen is used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. Micro-needling also creates superficial micro-channels through which topical gels, creams and serums can be penetrated deeper into the dermis to help improve the appearance of the skin.
What are the benefits?
Micro-needling can reduce and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation, acne scars, scars and stretch marks.
What areas can be treated?
The INNOTip™ can be used on all parts of the body, most commonly the: face, neck and décolleté.
How is the procedure done?
Initially, we will apply topical lidocaine to numb the skin and ensure a comfortable treatment. Then, a thin layer of topical hyaluronic acid is applied and the pen is gently pressed against the skin until the entire treatment area has been covered.
What is the downtime?
One of the great things about micro-needling is the “minimal” down time involved. Immediately following the treatment, your skin will have a red or rosy tone to it. The redness will diminish within the first 24-48 hours. 48 hours after the treatment, you can apply makeup to cover any residual redness that remains. While your skin will feel dry, days 3-5 are when most experience a slight “flaking” of their skin. Any flaking can be relieved with moisturizer.
When will I see results?
Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results can continue to improve up to 6 months after a treatment as collagen production continues.
How many treatments will I need?
It is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 4 treatments spaced about 4 weeks apart for optimal results. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive 6 or more treatments. It is also recommended to do a treatment once per year to maintain results.
How long before I can wear makeup or sunscreen?
You need to wait at least 48 to 72 hours before any makeup products. Sunscreen can be applied to the skin after the first 48 hours. This temporary ban on makeup even applies to a tinted moisturizers or tinted sunscreens. While your skin must remain hydrated after your treatment, it’s not advisable to use any products made from pigmented minerals for the sake of not irritating your skin.
MICRO-NEEDLING WITH PRP
What is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) comes from your blood and is plasma where the concentration of platelets is higher than that of other components of the blood. PRP contains proteins, including growth factors that help skin tissue repair itself. A blood sample is taken from you, then spun in a centrifuge to separate the PRP from the rest of the blood. The PRP is applied topically during micro-needling treatment.
How is Micro-needling and PRP combo use?
When PRP is used in conjunction with micro-needling, the treatment delivers the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to the deepest layers of the skin. PRP uses stem cell science to enhance healing through its high concentration of growth factors in turn stimulates the growth of new, healthy skin cells which help smooth skin and scar tissue over time.